weight lifting


Question by  appliancegal (49)

What is the best age to start lifting weights?

My son is 9 and wants to start lifting weights.


Answer by  Jonetra (66)

The best age to start lifting actual weights is age 15. Age 9 is too young. However, a child at any age can do exercise where they are lifting their own body weight. These would be exercises such as pull ups, push ups, sit ups, leg lifts, and leg squats.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Once your muscles have pretty much stopped growing, and puberty is pretty much finished, so for a male, I would say around 14-16.


Answer by  BlueSlug (47)

Your son should likely wait until at least early adolescence before beginning a strenuous weight lifting routine. He can injure himself by starting too early, and you should consider visiting a doctor to determine when your son should be able to commence lifting.


Answer by  mom (244)

18 to 20 years old is a good age, however, you will need a good weight lifting trainer to guide you to avoid injuries.


Answer by  Aumin (276)

There is really no age to young to begin lifting weights if done for the right reason. If your kid wanting to build muscle, then no earlier than age 14.

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